The Cincinnati City Council on
Wednesday approved a resolution supporting marriage equality in Ohio.
The resolution was favored by six of
the council's seven members.
Councilman Charlie Winburn, a
Republican, said that he could not support the resolution because the
Ohio Constitution defines marriage as a heterosexual union.
“Until someone can change it, the
state of Ohio, I think this decision ought to be made by the voters
in the state of Ohio,” Winburn
said. “Defining marriage between one man and one woman, that's
how it stands in Ohio now.”
Other Ohio cities which have approved
similar resolutions include Athens
In November, the Sixth Circuit Court of
Appeals in Cincinnati overturned a lower court's ruling striking down
Ohio's restrictive marriage ban as unconstitutional. Plaintiffs
appealed to the Supreme Court, which will hear the case on April 28,
with a ruling expected in June.